Roland

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Roland is the founder and director of CaminoWays.com. Originally from France, he has many years of experience organising adventure holidays and globe-trotting. His quest to hike in as many countries as possible continues; so far, he has walked the Camino and the Via Francigena; climbed Kilimanjaro; hiked in Nepal, New Zealand and Japan; led mountaineering groups in South America... among many other adventures.

What is the St James Way?

What is the St James Way? The St James Way, also known as the ‘Way of Saint James’ is one of the most ancient and popular pilgrimage routes in the world. Often referred to as the Camino de Santiago or ‘the Camino’, the St James Way takes pilgrims through many different routes across Spain, France …

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Cycling the Camino on an e-bike

Cycling the Camino on an e-bike Did you know that the Camino de Santiago was traditionally travelled on foot or on horseback? Today many people also cycle this ancient trail and thanks to the joys of modern technology, you can even cycle the Camino on an e-bike! So if you are travelling with us and …

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Scallop shell on the Camino

8 Unique Camino Rituals

8 Unique Camino Rituals Rituals and traditions established by pilgrims in medieval times have continued to the present day. In celebration of these wonderful Camino de Santiago traditions, we want to share a few of our favourite unique Camino rituals. From the classic pilgrim greeting to iconic stops along the Camino routes, there are many …

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Camino Recipe: classic tortilla

Found on every menu along the Camino de Santiago routes, Tortilla (Spanish potato omelette) is an excellent Camino recipe and one of our all-time favourites. It is also given free as a ‘Pincho’ or ‘Tapa’ in many bars across Spain. It is an absolute must-try for your trip. Everyone has a different trick or technique …

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Pilgrim’s Mass in The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

Pilgrim’s Mass in The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela Many pilgrims who finish their Camino in the city of Santiago de Compostela often want to attend a special pilgrim’s mass in the cathedral. It’s the ultimate reward after the long journey to the city. This is especially true if you are walking the Camino de …

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Group on the Camino

Launching Camino Guided Tours 2022 | Camino de Santiago

Our Camino Guided Tours 2022 just launched! We now have availability in 2022 for Guided tours on the Camino Frances, Camino Portugues, and Camino Finisterre in 2022. Are you looking for the perfect post-pandemic escape? The Camino de Santiago has everything – gorgeous landscapes, fresh air, open space, beach and not to mention delicious food …

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I’ll Push You: Justin and Patrick’s inspirational journey

I’ll Push You: Justin and Patrick’s inspirational journey In 2014 Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray set out on an adventure like no other. How this came about is one of the main reasons we supported this worthy cause. Justin is required to use a motorised wheelchair following a terrible car accident when he was 16 …

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Cruz de Ferro | Camino Frances

Cruz de Ferro | Camino Frances The Cruz de Ferro, or Iron Cross, is a cross on the Camino de Santiago, located between the towns of Foncebadón and Manjarín, on the Camino Frances. It consists of a wooden pole about five feet high surmounted by an iron cross, a replica of the original preserved in …

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León: An Insider’s Guide

León: An Insider’s Guide While walking or cycling on the Camino de Santiago to Santiago de Compostela, one should consider a welcome rest in Leon and try to allow themselves some time to visit and absorb the magnificence that is Leon. Much of the surrounding region has escaped the tourist boom and remains wooded or …

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Burgos | The Camino Frances

Burgos | The Camino Frances Burgos, on the Camino Frances,  is situated at the edge of the central plateau and is the capital of the province of the same name, in the autonomous community of Castile and León. The city forms the principal crossway of north Spain with the Camino de Santiago, which goes throughout …

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